autoevolution

Aurel Niculescu

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Once upon a time there was a little boy that didn't know his age but dreamed of reaching high in the sky alongside the absolute best aviators. He was passionate about reading books (action and Sci-Fi), grew up with many great authors and soon discovered the mirage of cinema.

There he understood anything is possible if you work hard and passionately strive to follow your imagination. This is how at the age of 16 he managed to fulfill the first dream – flying alone in a glider plane. He was no Tom Cruise, of course, so young adulthood brought him back to reality.

With every kick in the familiar *utt comes a chance to step forward, so a seemingly unimportant ad in one of his favorite automotive magazines brought a dilemma - follow through with the current job or dare to achieve greatness by deploying (previously) unknown literary skills.

After around a decade and a half of trying to perfect them – well, he’s a slow learner – and after driving some of the best and worst cars in Europe, he’s a proud part of the team for an international publication: autoevolution. Here, he hopes to develop his best-ever form, and way faster than before.
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Yakima Lets Anyone Power-Up and Enjoy an Outdoor Day With CBX Solar and OnRamp

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This Very Blue and Wide 1987 Mercedes Benz 560SEC AMG Sold For Just Under £20k
This Very Blue and Wide 1987 Mercedes Benz 560SEC AMG Sold For Just Under £20k

Mercedes-Benz cars of the 1980s and 1990s are known for their legendary durability. It’s no wonder why many European countries have mega taxi fleets of models with the three-pointed star on the hood.  Thus, whenever you need to speak ...

 
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Here's Another Retro-Modern “Roof Tile” Automotive Option From Caselani: Type HG

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Enjoy the Freshest Air in Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator With the Mirrors Still On

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Write Down November 5th as the Pre-Sale Start for VW's Most Powerful Golf R Ever
Write Down November 5th as the Pre-Sale Start for VW's Most Powerful Golf R Ever

The German automaker released the first official teaser image for the launch campaign of the 2021 VW Golf R, announced as the most powerful version in the series ever. The November 4th launch date was already known via VW’s social media campa...

 
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Volvo's Own CSI Team Is 30 Years Older Than America's Forensics Franchise

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Just 12 AC Cobras Will Intertwine Le Mans Heritage With Performance EV Future

AC Cars has become world famous thanks to Carroll Shelby’s genius idea to marry the British Ace two-seater sports roadster with Ford’s small-block V8 – thus creating the AC Shelby Cobra. With more history than one can write about ...

 
Lexus and Some TED Fellows Rethink Automated Cars With Emphasis on Drivers
Lexus and Some TED Fellows Rethink Automated Cars With Emphasis on Drivers

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Funny and Instructive Gearhead Has $5k to Convert Blown-Engine MINI Into an EV

There’s an urban legend in the United States (but not only) that MINIs are not exactly the most reliable cars out there. This could explain why Richard from the Rich Rebuilds YouTube channel managed to find a very cheap example with an allege...

 
2021 Porsche Cayenne PHEVs Have Greater Range, Starting Price of More Than €90k
2021 Porsche Cayenne PHEVs Have Greater Range, Starting Price of More Than €90k

Time and again, Porsche reinvented itself exactly when it needed to. Right now, after seeing the success of the Cayenne and Macan SUVs, no one is going to dare question the company’s electrification strategy, which includes an ample range of ...

 
Another Global Recall for “Most” Polestar 2 EVs, This Time There Are Two Issues
Another Global Recall for “Most” Polestar 2 EVs, This Time There Are Two Issues

Polestar made its first European customers happy when the 2 finally arrived on the Old Continent back in July, with Sweden, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the UK joining China as the markets that received the electric vehicle. Others, such ...

 
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This Lamborghini Aventador S “Fashion Car” Has an Exhibition Home in Tokyo

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Kia's Luxurious Mohave / Borrego Will Turn Into Military Open-Top, Humvee-Style

If we look back into history, one thing is for sure – humanity likes combat. That helped it, on occasion, achieve greater standards of life, when it fought poverty, discrimination, hatred, and illness. On the other hand, the modern military a...

 
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Ford Almost Ready to Give the eSprinter a Run For Its Battery With E-Transit EV

Produced since way back in 1965 (just a year later than Ford’s legendary Mustang), the Transit is a global icon of the light commercial vehicle market. And, just like one of its biggest rivals – the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter - it’s j...

 
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Tuned Audi RSQ8 “POORUS” Takes On Lambo Urus and Tesla Model X, Annihilates Both

We had to give away the result from the get-go because there’s an interesting twist to the RSQ8 versus Tesla Model X P100D Ludicrous story, and it’s not making a case for the California-based automaker. Still, it was quite predictable t...

 
Audi A6 Sport 45 TFSI Arrives as Belated 2021MY Entry Level Option, Adds 13HP
Audi A6 Sport 45 TFSI Arrives as Belated 2021MY Entry Level Option, Adds 13HP

Even the well-organized German automakers can sometimes be excused for being forgetful, if a new model that arrives a bit late is worth the customers' attention. Most likely, the new A6 Sport 45 TFSI will fall in this category, with added powe...

 
Airfield Tesla Model Y and S, 3, X Drag Race Has Predictable Raven Outcome
Airfield Tesla Model Y and S, 3, X Drag Race Has Predictable Raven Outcome

Ever since the California-based electric vehicle manufacturer revealed its most important models will use the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y names, the Internet went crazy with “S3XY” memes. That got us thinking that every vlogg...

 
Ford Edge Screen Grows Tall With Standard 12-Inch SYNC 4A and Other Smarties
Ford Edge Screen Grows Tall With Standard 12-Inch SYNC 4A and Other Smarties

It was just a matter of time before Ford’s Mustang Mach-E cockpit layout spawned followers within the Blue Oval’s ranks, and here we have the 2021 Edge crossover already following suit. That’s great news, because the new infotainm...

 
Genesis Presents First Images of Its Second SUV, the Athletically Versatile GV70
Genesis Presents First Images of Its Second SUV, the Athletically Versatile GV70

Because it’s a noticeably young company by automotive standards, Genesis has the privilege of delivering all-new models every time it sees fit. Thus, it has just presented the first exterior and interior images of the all-new GV70, their seco...

 

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